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Georgia GOP seeks to tighten voting rules after spate of losses: Efforts to ban automatic voter registration and the use of drop boxes for returning absentee ballots.

Georgia Republicans are pushing a series of new voting rules that would clamp down on or roll back many of the policies that helped drive Democratic turnout in recent elections. The measures being introduced in the GOP-controlled state legislature include efforts to ban automatic voter registration and the use of drop boxes for returning absentee ballots. Another proposal seeks to do away with a state law that allows voters to cast absentee ballots without an excuse for doing so. The new push for voting restrictions comes after Democrats scored a slew of victories in Georgia in late 2020 and early…